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Tulane women get past Miami

Advocate file photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND -- Tulane basketball coach Lisa Stockton

In a game in which every Tulane women’s basketball player scored, the Green Wave used that balanced offense to defeat Miami 70-65 on Friday in the second game of the DoubleTree Classic at Devlin Fieldhouse. With the win, Tulane (9-1) enters Monday’s home nonconference game against Florida State on a roll, having won its fifth straight game.… Continue reading →

Tulane gets first look at American Athletic Conference divisions, opponents

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane cheerleader, Carly Swan cheers before the college football game between Tulane and Georgia Tech at the new Yulman Stadium at Tulane University in New Orleans on September 5, 2014.

The dates aren’t set, but Tulane’s four-year path through the American Athletic Conference is fully laid out. The league announced its football schedules from 2015-18 on Thursday afternoon, allowing the public a first glimpse into how The American will operate when it begins division play and expands into a 12-team league starting this summer. Commissioner Mike Aresco chose the… Continue reading →

Tulane women edge Samford

While Tulane’s Danielle Blagg reached a career milestone, she also hit some important shots with less than a minute left. Blagg hit a 3-pointer with 46 seconds left to cut Samford’s lead to 56-55 in Thursday’s DoubleTree Classic. Blagg, then Jamie Kaplan, came through with late free throws as Tulane defeated Samford 58-56. Tulane (8-1) plays Miami (8-2)… Continue reading →

Payton Henson hopes to keep shooting touch against Jackson State

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTONTulane forward Payton Henson makes a shot against UTEP guard/forward Jake Flaggert (11) on Feb. 20 at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Sophomore Payton Henson has struggled to put the ball in the basket since arriving at Tulane. That’s why his torrid stretch in the second half against Savannah State on Tuesday night could be pivotal for the Green Wave in the weeks ahead. Henson, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 26.4 points as an inside-outside threat in his… Continue reading →

Lewis: Outlook bright for Tulane basketball

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACHTulane's Jonathan Stark tries to shoot over Wake' Forest's Darius Leonard on Nov. 17 in New Orleans.

When Tulane joined what the Big East Conference two years ago, the immediate reaction was that the Green Wave was going to have to get a lot better in basketball or find itself in way over its head. Well, a lot of water’s flowed under the Crescent City Connection since then. The Big East has… Continue reading →

Stockton, Tulane to greet a familiar face in DoubleTree Classic

When Wake Forest’s women’s basketball team played Duke in an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game in 1986, the Demon Deacons won that year. While current Tulane coach Lisa Stockton was a senior for Wake Forest, Miami coach and former Tulane assistant Katie Meier was a freshman at Duke. “They had a really good team at Duke… Continue reading →

Tulane posts sloppy win over Savannah State 75-67

Playing its first basketball game in 10 days, Tulane looked every bit like a team coming off of final exams. Fortunately for the Green Wave, Savannah State did not present much of a test. An erratic practice schedule during exam week led to a sloppy performance, but Tulane (8-1) still won 75-67 against the toothless Tigers… Continue reading →

Jay Hook has had hot hand for Tulane

Tulane's Jay Hook (24) works against the pressure of UAB's Rod Rucker during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Tulane won 86-80.  (AP Photo/ AL.com, Mark Almond) MAGAZINES OUT

Jay Hook rebounded from a dismal opening night, and so has the Tulane men’s basketball team. The correlation between Hook’s hot shooting and the Green Wave’s seven-game win streak is hard to miss entering Tuesday night’s game with Savannah State at Devlin Fieldhouse. He went 0-for-4 in 20 frustrating minutes as Wake Forest embarrassed… Continue reading →

Tulane to end break with home games

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tulane men's basketball head coach Ed Conroy talks about the upcoming 2014-2015 season in the Hertz Center at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

A 10-day break moves a lot quicker after a win. Despite taking finals, preparing for the most rugged part of the schedule and trying to reshape the image of Tulane’s basketball program, several players said it everything came a little bit smoother than usual. They credited not only the Green Wave’s seven-game winning streak, but more… Continue reading →

Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss intends to enter NFL draft

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss

Tulane junior cornerback Lorenzo Doss announced on Twitter his intentions to leave the Green Wave and enter the NFL draft. Doss, a New Orleans native and St. Augustine graduate, is the first Tulane player to enter the draft early since defensive back Lynaris Elpheage did it following the 2002 season. “After talking with my family, friends and coaches… Continue reading →

Tulane athletics chat with Advocate contributor Scott Kushner on Friday at 11 a.m.

Associated Press/Houston Chronicle photo by CODY DUTY -- Tulane linebacker Edward Williams, right, a former Texas Tech signee whose mother wanted him to stay close to home, has 34 tackles and one interception this season.

Get the latest information and share your views on Tulane athletics with Advocate contributor Scott Kushner in this chat on Friday at 11 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

Tulane coordinator Jon Sumrall ‘couldn’t say no to’ job at Troy

The college football coaching world is full of difficult decisions. This one, for Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall, was one of the hardest. But in the end, Sumrall chose to leave the Green Wave’s staff to become Troy’s assistant head coach. Sumrall joins former college teammate and mentor Neal Brown, who took over the… Continue reading →

Grading Tulane’s Football Season

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane coach, Curtis Johnson looks on during the Georgia Tech game Sept. 6 at Yulman Stadium.

Here’s how Advocate contributing writers Guerry Smith and Scott Kushner graded Tulane’s football team following a 3-9 season: QUARTERBACKS: D It’s a position that’s overly scrutinized, because offenses are often too reliant on it. For Tulane, it never received enough reliable performances from the position to truly lean on its quarterback play. Freshman Tanner… Continue reading →

Sources: Tulane’s Jon Sumrall to take position at Troy

Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall will accept the full defensive coordinator position at Troy, several sources told The Advocate on Tuesday. Sumrall joined coach Curtis Johnson’s staff when Johnson arrived at Tulane in 2012 and has served alongside fellow co-defensive coordinator Lionel Washington for the past three seasons. A spokesman from Tulane declined to… Continue reading →

Sources: Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall to become sole defensive coordinator at Troy

Associated Press/News & Observer photo by CHUCK LIDDY -- East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy races past a host of Tulane defenders  during the second quarter of Saturday's game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium  Saturday in Greenville, N.C.

Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall will accept the full defensive coordinator position at Troy, several sources told The Advocate on Tuesday.

Sumrall joined coach Curtis Johnson’s staff when Johnson arrived at Tulane in 2012 and has served alongside fellow co-defensive coordinator Lionel Washington for each of the past three seasons.
A spokesman from Tulane declined to comment on the report.
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Temple defeats Tulane 10-3 in season finale at Yulman Stadium

Advocate photo by KYLE ENCAR -- Tulane quarterback Nick Montana surveys the Temple defense, pointing out defensive back Nate L. Smith as he calls to his offensive line during the first half of Saturday's season finale at Yulman Stadium.

The finish didn’t meet the entrance. Exactly three months after opening $80 million Yulman Stadium amid overwhelming fanfare, pomp and circumstance, Tulane’s first season season of on-campus football in almost 40 years came to a quiet end on Saturday night in front of a mostly empty stadium, which won’t see the Green Wave again until spring… Continue reading →

Temple 10, Tulane 3: Three and out

Advocate photo by KYLE ENCAR --Temple quarterback P.J. Walker (11) gets rid of the ball as Tulane linebacker Matthew Bailey (45) closes in on him during the second quarter Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.

1. WHAT WE LEARNED If your record says what you are, then Tulane was exactly what most observers predicted it would be — a team with too many gaps to fill from the previous year to earn a repeat bowl trip against a decidedly upgraded schedule. Those gaps continued through Saturday as humdrum quarterbacking, the lack… Continue reading →

Tulane honors Harold Shelly, longtime press box aide, before 10-3 loss to Temple

Advocate photo by KYLE ENCAR -- Damon Narcisse, 8, tells Tulane quarterback Glen Cuiellette hello at the end of the second quarter of Saturday's game against Temple at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.

Longtime Tulane press box aide Harold Shelly was named an honorary Tulanian before Saturday’s game against Temple, an honor he said meant all the more to him because he attended LSU. “This is so humbling,” said Shelly, 92, who served as the school’s coordinator for distributing media credentials from the 1960s until last year when health problems forced… Continue reading →

Lewis: What does Tulane do now? Here’s a checklist

Advocate photo by KYLE ENCAR -- Damon Narcisse, 8, tells Tulane quarterback Glen Cuiellette hello at the end of the second quarter of Saturday's game against Temple at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.

Ask Tulane coach Curtis Johnson what are the top five items on his offseason to do list and he’ll answer, “Recruiting, recruiting, recruiting, recruiting, recruiting, recruiting. How many is that?” Actually, it’s six. But who’s counting when you’ve just gone 3-9? So while CJ is out beating the bushes for better talent to replace all but the… Continue reading →

Tulane snares 59-54 upset over Mississippi State

Needing one big basket to put away Mississippi State, the Tulane men’s basketball team went to its most reliable combination. Louis Dabney drove toward the basket from the top of the key and drew two defenders to him before kicking the ball back to Jay Hook, who drained an NBA-range 3-pointer with 29 seconds… Continue reading →

Tulane men's basketball players participate in the #HandsUpDontShoot protest movements in introductions to their game against Mississippi State

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane's Louis Dabney, 0,  wrestles for the ball during a college basketball game between Tulane and Wake Forest at Tulane University in New Orleans on Monday, November 17, 2014.

Tulane men's basketball players Tre Brye, Jay Hook, Louis Dabney and Jonathan Stark performed the #HandsUpDontShoot protest for a sign of support during the introductions before Saturday's 59-54 victory against Mississippi State in Devlin Fieldhouse on Saturday. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Kenny Welcome will say goodbye to his Tulane career by singing the national anthem Saturday against Temple

Photo courtesy Tulane -- Tulane's Kenny Welcome, center, competes against Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl after the 2013 season.

Relegated to the bench in his senior year after playing regularly as an underclassman, defensive tackle Kenny Welcome has found a unique way to end his career on a high note when Tulane faces Temple on Saturday night. He will the sing the national anthem. That assignment may not be unprecedented for an active player, but… Continue reading →

Ted Lewis: Seniors like Sam Scofield, Dante Butler make a difference at Tulane

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Tulane seniors Dante Butler (15) left, and  Sam Scofield (35), right pose with coach Curtis Johnson on Wednesday.

A year from now, Sam Scofield should be well on his way to wealth in the financial world. And Dante Butler is likely to be making his mark as a sports broadcaster. But if they had their druthers, they’d rather be finishing their Tulane football careers then — and in a bowl game — instead… Continue reading →

Four downs: Temple at Tulane (check out these red-zone stats)

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND

Tulane’s season finale in Yulman Stadium stands in stark contrast to its home opener. Rather than fighting off the deluge of demand for tickets in the posh new stadium, the Green Wave is imploring its fans to reach the seats. It’s allowing anyone who attends Tulane’s 1 p.m. basketball game against Mississippi State to… Continue reading →

Tulane seeks to make a statement vs. Miss. State

Some lessons can only be learned the hard way. Despite all of the lofty language and high expectations Tulane’s basketball team had for itself, the importance of so many factors didn’t truly sink in until it was upended 71-49 on opening night against Wake Forest. It was a game lost on so many levels. Coach Ed… Continue reading →

Tulane linebacker Edward Williams will miss Temple game with mysterious injury

Photo by RANDY BERGERON/SLU Public Information -- Tulane linebacker Edward Williams tackles Southeastern receiver Xavier Roberson in the first half of a game at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.

Tulane will finish the season without sophomore middle linebacker Edward Williams, who suffered a mysterious injury away from football and will be unavailable for the Green Wave’s season finale. Tulane (3-8, 2-5 American Athletic Conference) hosts Temple (5-6, 3-4) on Saturday night. Wearing a brace on his left knee all week and limping noticeably, Williams did not practice… Continue reading →

Looking back to the first Sugar Bowl

It was, in today’s parlance, an instant classic. A football game that had it all: high quality opponents, marquee name coaches and athletes, and memorable plays. That first Sugar Bowl, 80 years ago between Temple and Tulane, was so good that everyone involved — the sponsors of the fledgling postseason game and both coaches — agreed… Continue reading →

Tulane athletics chat with Advocate contributor Scott Kushner, Friday at 11 a.m.

Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard (26) runs against Rutgers during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers defeated Tulane 31-6. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Get all of the latest information on Tulane's athletic teams in this chat with Advocate contributor Scott Kushner in this chat on Friday at 11 a.m. Click here to join the action. Continue reading →

Tulane offense still searching for points as season finale vs. Temple approaches

Associated Press/Houston Chronicle photo by CODY DUTY -- Tulane wide receiver Teddy Veal, right, loses possession of the ball after getting stripped by Houston defensive back Brandon Wilson during a Nov. 8 game. Although the Green Wave scored 31 points in this win against Houston, its offense ranks No. 117 nationally in scoring this season.

Tanner Lee can’t provide a diagnosis to the source of Tulane’s most chronic pain. It’s particularly confounding because the simplest statistic is the one ailing the Green Wave (3-8, 2-5 American). Points. Entering its season finale at 6:30 p.m. Saturday against Temple in Yulman Stadium, Tulane ranks No. 117 nationally in scoring, producing a meager 17.2… Continue reading →

Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss mum on NFL plans (for now)

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss

Neither Lorenzo Doss nor coach Curtis Johnson were ready to divulge much information on what’s next for Tulane’s standout junior cornerback. As a preseason All-American and Tulane’s top defensive back, Doss was widely speculated as a risk to leap into the NFL after his third collegiate season. It’s a common occurrence around some programs,… Continue reading →